NYC Summer Meals Program provides free food for kids

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The city Department of Education announced a plan Wednesday to keeping kids from going hungry when the school year ends.

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza visited the Bronx Wednesday to kick off what he calls one of his favorite programs -- the 2019 Summer Meals Program.

Starting June 27, the day after the last day of school, children ages 18 and under can receive a free breakfast and lunch on weekdays at one of approximately 1,200 sites across the five boroughs.

"It's absolutely free, there's no registration or identification required," says Carranza. "We're talking bagels, fresh fruit, omelettes, tacos, salads, all of the good foods, all summer long."

The Department of Education is trying to get the word out about the program, sending information to all city public schools in envelopes to be sent home before the end of the school year.

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